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Richard Russell "Russ" Bissett

Richard Russell "Russ" Bissett
  • September 21, 1931 - May 26, 2020
  • Seabrook Island, South Carolina

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“Dear Shirley, I am so sad to learn that Russ passed away last week. Phyllis & John Roy let me know.Denny was so fond of Russ at Huntington Alloys...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Marilyn Lawton - Roswell, GA

“Dear Shirley,Big Russ was the best boss i ever had, Bill was a close second !Phyllis and I fondly remember the dinner that we had a few years ago...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: John Roy - Aiken, SC - Coworker

“We send our love. Russ always amazed me with his knowledge and interest in a variety of topics. I especially enjoyed talking sports with him. Most...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Pete Palumbo - Bradford, PA

“Deb, Shirley and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Robin and Ken Moody


Richard Russell Bissett (Russ), 88, Seabrook Island, passed away on May 26, 2020 in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on September 21, 1931. He was the son of William F. and Helen M. Bissett.

He was an avid sports fan and participant. He lettered in four sports at Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey, where he met his wife of 68 years, Shirley.
In his junior year he signed a baseball bonus contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers and played three years in the minor leagues, before leaving in 1954. Russ worked for the International Nickel Company in their Sales Department and progressed in the company from assignments in Bayonne, NJ, New York City, Pittsburgh, PA, and finally in the US headquarters facility in Huntington, WV. He retired in 1987 as Vice President of Marketing and took up residence on Seabrook Island.

Russ is survived by his wife Shirley Ann and two daughters: Jane Beth Curley and Debra Ann Bissett Ayres; his grandchildren, Michael Thomas Ayres, Catherine Jane Ayres Fiscus, Christopher James Russell Curley, and Alexander William Michael Curley; his great-grandchildren, Quinn Aaron Fiscus, Lola Eden Fiscus, Zoe Olivia Ayres and the expected great-grandson Curley in July 2020.